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Maserati GranTurismo, GranCabrio recalled over faulty door latches - UPDATE
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Maserati GranTurismo, GranCabrio recalled over faulty door latches - UPDATE

Maserati Australia has announced a recall on its GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars, to replace faulty door latches. The company’s local distributor, Ateco Automotive, reports that the door latch mechanisms may have had insufficient heat treatment during manufacturing...


Roewe Vision-R electric concept hints at Chinese brand’s new look
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Roewe Vision-R electric concept hints at Chinese brand’s new look

China’s SAIC Motor has released a new concept for its Roewe brand, the Vision-R, at this week’s Guangzhou motor show. The concept marks a huge leap forward in styling for the brand, which has previously been known first for its Rover 75-based 750 sedan and later for a series of conventional - and often derivative - passenger cars...


BMW M2 gets in a quick drift session - video
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BMW M2 gets in a quick drift session - video

The all-new 2016 BMW M2 coupe has been previewed on track this week, drifting its way through a short clip released today. Filmed at the BMW Performance Centre in the US, the six-second video (bottom of article) sees the M2 smoking its way along a section of track - just as it’s doing in the new hero car’s recent promo pics...


Jaguar Land Rover to double the size of its Ingenium engine plant
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Jaguar Land Rover to double the size of its Ingenium engine plant

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plans to double the size of the British engine plant where it produces its new modular in-house ‘Ingenium' engines. The plan involves an investment of £450 million ($A940 million), bringing the total spend on the plant — opened last year — to about £1 billion...


2015 Honda CR-V Series II 4WD Limited Edition on sale in Australia
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2015 Honda CR-V Series II 4WD Limited Edition on sale in Australia

Another feature-focused special has joined the 2015 Honda CR-V Series II range, with the launch this week of the 4WD VTi Limited Edition model. Following the September debut of the diesel-powered DTi-L Limited Edition, this new petrol special is priced from $35,690 drive-away, compared to $33,990 for the VTi model that it’s based on...


UK doctors to report unfit drivers to licensing agency
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UK doctors to report unfit drivers to licensing agency

Doctors in the UK may soon be required to tell the nation’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) about any patients that may pose a safety risk behind the wheel. The UK’s General Medical Council (GMC) announced its plans overnight, releasing a draft of the new regulations to the public for consultation...


Volkswagen details fixes for 1.6- and 2.0-litre EA189 diesel engines in the EU
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Volkswagen details fixes for 1.6- and 2.0-litre EA189 diesel engines in the EU

In a submission to Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority, Volkswagen has outlined how it plans to fix two of the EA189 turbo-diesel engines equipped with emissions testing defeat devices. For the 1.6-litre version of the EA189 TDI engine, Volkswagen is planning to fit a flow transformer upstream from the air mass sensor...


2016 Kia Cerato facelift spied without camouflage
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2016 Kia Cerato facelift spied without camouflage

The updated 2016 Kia Cerato sedan has been spied without camouflage this week, revealing the extent of its exterior makeover. News of a styling update for the compact Korean came in August, when Kia Australia communications manager Kevin Hepworth told CarAdvice that buyers can expect “quite significant” changes...


Genesis G90 spied completely without camouflage
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Genesis G90 spied completely without camouflage

The new Genesis G90 has been photographed completely undisguised during a photoshoot in Europe. These photos of the sedan's front and rear were originally posted on Korean website BobaeDream, and show a Korean market version - to be known as the Genesis EQ900 - waiting around for its publicity photos to be taken...


Volvo and Microsoft demonstrate HoloLens tech for showrooms
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Volvo and Microsoft demonstrate HoloLens tech for showrooms

Volvo and Microsoft have demonstrated how the technology company's HoloLens system might one day improve the dealership experience. At the demonstration earlier this week at Microsoft's headquarters in Seattle, USA, the companies showed off how the technology could work in a showroom...


Lexus Australia putting customer experience ahead of sales milestones
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Lexus Australia putting customer experience ahead of sales milestones

The boss of Lexus Australia says the brand is prioritising improving customer experience and satisfaction over hitting sales milestones, despite record demand for its vehicles. Lexus sales are up 29 per cent so far this year, largely on the back of the popular mid-sized NX SUV, which is currently outselling the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Range Rover Evoque...


Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio configurator goes online
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio configurator goes online

Fans in Europe will reportedly wait until the middle of next year before they can peel away in the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, and Australians will wait even longer. But, for those who just can’t stop thinking about Italy’s latest hero, Alfa’s American arm has handed down some basic relief: a mini configurator...


2018 Porsche 911 development mule spy photos
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2018 Porsche 911 development mule spy photos

The next-generation Porsche 911 has been spotted by our spies during the early portion of its development process. At this stage, we don't expect the new 911 to enter showrooms before 2018. The vehicle pictured here is a very early development mule, which uses the body of the current car as its basis...


2015 Mercedes-AMG S63 recalled for software fix
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2015 Mercedes-AMG S63 recalled for software fix

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall notice for its new AMG S63 models, over a software fault that could affect the vehicle's operation. The company reports that a potential fault in the software of the engine and transmission control units may cause the vehicle to stall, specifically when coasting to a stop...


DS 4S hatch revealed for China
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DS 4S hatch revealed for China

DS, the new luxury marque formerly a part of the Citroen brand range, has revealed another new China-only model at this week’s Guangzhou motor show. The new model is known as the 4S, making it a companion of sorts to the DS 4 currently offered in Australia - although it is understood that the new hatch rides on the Peugeot 308’s EMP2 platform, rather than the older PF2 architecture of the DS 4...